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RICSSummit of the Americas Toronto 2014
May 4-6, 2014
RICS Summit of the Americas 2014 is for any real estate professional looking to draw from timely, in-depth market knowledge that will be shared by local and international experts in the land, property and construction sectors. The summit will provide an excellent opportunity to connect with top professionals from around the world and engage in educational seminars and premier discussion forums. 

Sonoma Living: Home Tours
May 10, 2014
AIA San Francisco and AIA Redwood Empire are excited to announce Sonoma Living: Home Tours, a new home tours program for 2014. Sonoma Living will showcase a wide variety of architectural styles, neighborhoods, and residences—all from the architect's point of view. The program provides design enthusiasts and the general public with an inside look into the world of distinctive residences in Sonoma county. Tour participants have the opportunity to see some of the area's latest residential projects from the inside out, meet design teams, explore housing trends, and discover design solutions that inspire unique Sonoma living.


Design for Social Impact
May 25–August 3, 2014
Based on the idea that design is a way of looking at the world with an eye for changing it, the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) presents Design for Social Impact, an original exhibition offering a look at how designers, engineers, students, professors, architects and social entrepreneurs use design to solve the problems of the 21st century. 

 

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Sep182011

West Gate Office Building

At the western entrance to the city of Ljubljana, Slovenia lies the West Gate Office Building, a pair of office towers designed by Studio Kalamar. The building complements its urban surroundings and emphasizes the openness of the area with wings pointing west. Its southern tower features a protruding corner which points the way to the city and its lower northern wing is designed with respect to the railway traffic behind it. One wing has 14 floors, the other 8. Different wing lengths allow for various floor divisions and office size options.  On the eastern sides are vertical cores which allow for the possibility of connection to the future extension of an adjacent building.

A white fixed shading element is attached in four different positions on panels, creating an intriguing facade effect.

Placed around the building are tree formations and hillocks, which create a public space in front of the building secluded from traffic.

A low-temperature heating and cooling system with heat pumps maintains a healthy work environment. Users are kept in contact with their surroundings and face little technological inconvenience in maintaining a good climate.  A central control system ensures optimal energy use.

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